Friday, April 3, 2009

Crock pots are my friend.

Mmmmmmm, granola. I heart granola. What I don't heart is the price. Why is it that those tiny little boxes (notice they are the smallest cereal boxes) cost so much?
I've made my own granola in the oven before. I found that it didn't make enough.
Enter the crock pot. Crock pot??? Yup, crock pot. Who'd a thunk, eh? But oh yes, it's possible
The ingredients:
(Yuuuup. Same window that dinner fell out of the other night)
12 Cups oats
1 Cup wheat germ
1/2 C coconut
1 C honey or maple syrup
1 can apple juice concentrate (defrosted)
1/4 C cinnamon
1/4 C (each) of your favorite fruits or nuts (I used dried blueberries and almonds)
Combine all the dry ingredients in your crockpot (unless you have a teeny-tiny crockpot, it WILL all fit!). In a small bowl, whisk the concentrate and honey/maple syrup until it's fully combined. Pour over dry ingredients, toss well.
Cook on high for 1 hour, uncovered. Switch to low and cook an additional 4 hrs. Leave the lid off and stir it every 1/2 hr.
Next time, I'll probably add a teensy-weensy bit of brown sugar, but it was sure good!
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Sassypants Wifey said...

Cool! I may have to try this while it blizzards tomorrow.

Jess said...

This is great! I LOVE granola too, just never thought to make it myself. (I'm dense like that sometimes, ok, most of the time!)

Anissa said...

Sounds good! Found you on blog stalkers just wanted to let you know i'm from Louisiana too.

Jenny Wegner said...

Whoa! We've been making granola at our house lately, but always in the oven - crock pot! stroke of genius!

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

Oh I love granola too. And I agree they are too expensive.

Have a great night!

Roxane said...

that sounds good! I really like granola :)

Veggie Mom said...

What a great idea...I'm going to try it this week!

Veggie Mom said...

What a great idea...I'm going to try it this week!

noble pig said...

That is pretty cool. I would have never thought to make it in the pot! Awesome.